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Blue Rain Celebrates Heard Market Weekend with Amazing Group Show

, Jan 17, 2011

Contact: Denise Marie Rose
Phone: 505-954-9902 or 480-874-8110
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Blue Rain Contemporary Celebrates Heard Market Weekend with Amazing Group Show

In our new Scottsdale location

SANTA FE, N.M./Scottsdale, AZ [January 15, 2011] – Blue Rain Contemporary is pleased to announce a stellar line-up of the finest contemporary Native American artists, working in a variety of Media during Heard Market Weekend in our new Scottsdale location. The group show will run March 3 – 6, 2011 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 3rd from 7 – 9pm.

The biggest celebrities in contemporary Native American art will join Blue Rain for a group show that should not be missed. Renowned Santa Clara Pueblo potter and sculptor, Tammy Garcia will have new small pieces of her pottery as well as bronze sculpture. This will be the first time any pottery has been available to the public outside of her annual sell-out show in Santa Fe during August; it is an amazing opportunity for pottery collectors to acquire a piece of Tammy Garcia’s work. Navajo Painter Tony Abeyta, is bound to captivate a wide range of collectors and art enthusiasts with his various styles of painterly expression which include bold expressionistic landscapes, abstracted modernist Navajo deities, and saturated ink washes amidst abstract charcoal botanical forms. Further supporting this impressive line-up is Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary, using the iconography of his ancestors combined with scale and the many changing properties of glass to create dynamic contemporary sculpture that feels both new and ancient. His work has been a favorite among collectors and continues to educate in the field of glass art.

Other artists included in this group show include Wyandott potter Richard Zane Smith, whose highly textural and contoured pieces push the clay to its aching limits while combining material such as wood and leather; Les Namingha whose painterly creations are elevated in 3 dimensional form by his use of hand coiled pottery as canvas; and Mescalero Apache jewelry legend, Larry Vasquez will make women weep in lust with his use of fine stones, imaginative designs, and 18 and 22k gold. Do not miss this impressive display of contemporary Native American Art. This will be the show that shows Scottsdale what Blue Rain Contemporary is all about!


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 4164 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at